CASE-ing the Catty - So Much Love

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This week we are CASE-ing the projects on page 1 of the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue. 

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The So Much Love stamp set arrived in the post this week, so I decided on the Misty Moonlight project in the centre of the photo. I've cropped out the image so you can see it more clearly.

Stampin' Up! So Much Love Stamp Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I'm pretty time poor at the moment, as I'm working on another project, so I burnt a little midnight oil to make this card. I've been working with Purple Posy and had the colours on my desk, so I decided to go with it once I selected the soft striped design from the Playing with Patterns paper pack and covered the front of a Whisper White card base.  I like the layout, so I've kept pretty close to it.

Stampin' Up! So Much Love Stamp Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've used Light and Dark Purple Posy to colour the large flower from So Much Love with some Light Highland Heather for the highlights. To keep it soft, I used Soft Sea Foam for the leaves. I left the fussy cutting to the morning light as I didn't want to chop through those very fine stems. I found the large foliage spray from the Birds & More Dies in my 'bits and bobs' tray and snipped it into pieces and positioned it around the flower.  The 'happy' letters are  layered onto a 1 inch strip of Whisper White and I used the Banners Pick a Punch to shape the end. I found a piece of Highland Heather embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder in my scraps and die cut the letters using the Playful Alphabet Dies. I added the 'birthday' from the Well Written Dies under the banner and finished with some Purple Posy sequins I picked out of the Woven Threads Sequin Assortment.

Stampin' Up! So Much Love Stamp Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Purple Posy mat for the writing panel. I stamped the second of the floral images from the So Much Love stamp set in the corner and coloured with the same Stampin' Blends. I finished the stamens with my White Gel Pen.

Stampin' Up! So Much Love Stamp Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps So Much Love
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Highland Heather, Purple Posy, Silver Foil, Playing With Patterns DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Woven Threads Sequins Assortment
Tools    Subtle 3D EF, Birds & Branches Dies, Well Written Dies, Playful Alphabet Dies, die cutting machine, Stampin' Blends (Purple Posy, Highland Heather, Soft Sea Foam), Banners Pick A Punch, White Gel Pen

 

We would love to see your projects CASE-ing from page 1 of the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Colour Combo

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This week we are CASE-ing the colours in the banner photo above, from page 18 of the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue.

Stampin' Up! Feminine/Nature Colour Combo - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This is the combination of  soft and pretty colours that I've used to create my project this week. Even Gray Granite looks soft when combined with the other colours from the Subtles Collection. The projects in the inspiration photo also include Sahara Sand, but I didn't need a second neutral.

Stampin' Up! Fancy Phrases & Basket of Blooms Feminine Frienship Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a card front-sized panel of Gray Granite card stock and dry embossed it with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, adding the strip of Mint Macaron paper to the right, before adhering the panel to a Gray Granite card base. I prefer this method to dry embossing the front of the card as it can sometimes cause the top to buckle near the score line and I prefer to not have it show on the inside of the card. Next up is a panel of Blushing Bride card stock that I cropped with a Stitched Rectangle Die, cutting twice to get the length I wanted. On top of that I have layered the Square Vellum Doilies for a feminine touch without adding any colour. I have overlapped the doilies at the centre so the scallops matched. I then decided to add the 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon arouund the whole panel, which is the next best option to cover a join if you cannot overlap the doilies . 

Stampin' Up! Fancy Phrases & Basket of Blooms Feminine Frienship Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the focal point of my card I have the sketchy roses from the Fancy Phrases stamp set in the vase from the Basket of Blooms stamp set. As we don't have Blushing Bride in the Blends (unfortunately), I stamped the image on Shimmery White card stock with Early Espresso ink. As it was set up in the Stamparatus, I stamped over the top with Versamark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. If you are super quick, you can usually heat emboss the ink without the Versamark, but as I wanted to watercolour the image, I wanted to be sure nothing was missed. I used the new Water Painters and ink pads to colour the entire image, using Blushing Bride for the flowers and Mint Macaron for the leaves and I added a touch of Crushed Curry to the smaller flower centre.  I fussy cut the whole image, cropping out just the 2 flowers at the bottom of the image.

For the vase, I stamped in Early Espresso ink and used the Gray Granite Stampin' Blends to colour, before fussy cutting. The vase was popped up with 1mm foam pads on a panel of Whisper White that was dry embossed with the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder and cropped with another Stitched Rectangle Die. I added the spray of foliage cut from Gold Foil with the Poinsettia Dies and then popped up the coloured flowers with Dimensionals, over the vase. The white panel was popped up over the vellum doilies and finally the pink panel was adhered flat to the card base. I stamped the 'hello' from the Dressed to Impress stamp set in Early Espresso on Soft Sea Foam card stock and fussy cut it. It is only a small touch of Soft Sea Foam, but it was just enough colour and didn't compete with the other elements.

Stampin' Up! Fancy Phrases & Basket of Blooms Feminine Frienship Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Blushing Bride mat for the writing panel. I have used the remainder of the coloured floral image at the bottom, using the strip of Mint Macaron paper to cover the area where the other flowers were cropped.

Stampin' Up! Fancy Phrases & Basket of Blooms Feminine Frienship Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Fancy Phrases, Basket of Blooms, Dressed to Impress
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Gray Granite, Blushing Bride, Soft Sea Foam, Gold Foil, Subtles DSP, Shimmery White
 Ink Early Espresso, Versamark, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry
Accessories 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Elegant Faceted Gems, Square Vellum Doilies
Tools    Subtle & Dainty Diamonds 3D EF, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Gray Granite), Dimensionals, Clear EP, Heat Gun, Water Painters

 

We would love to see your projects using these lovely colours. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Card from Aug-Dec Mini

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This week we are CASE-ing a card from page 36 of the August-December Mini Catalogue, which you can see in the banner photo above.

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I've chosen the card above, that I've cropped out so you can see it better. I have previously CASE-d the snowflake shaker card from this collection and you can see it here.

Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Garden Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've created my card using the new Dragonfly Garden Bundle which is one of two in the Dandy Garden Suite from the upcoming 2021 January - June Mini Catalogue.  Attendees of last weeks annual Stampin' Up! OnStage event were able to purchase these products in advance of the normal preporder period. I chose a design from the coordinating Dandy Garden 6" x 6" paper pack and added it to a Blackberry Bliss card base. The banner was cut from a Calypso Coral design from the same pack. 

Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Garden Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've stamped the greeting from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set with Blackberry Bliss ink and cropped it with my Stitched Rectangle Dies and added a mat of Blackberry Bliss. In keeping with the rustic garden theme, I added the twine behind the popped-up greeting panel. Using the new Dragonflies Punch, I've cropped the large Blackberry Bliss dragonfly from a sheet of the designer paper. I roughly cut it out and then adhered it to some Whisper White with Tombow first, to make it more robust. The smaller dragonfly on the opposite corner can also be cropped with the punch. At the bottom of the banner, you can see one of the Ladybug Trinkets, also from the suite. They are soooo cute! They are a brass colour, but I've given mine a light coat  of Pumpkin Pie with my Stampin' Blends just to see whether they can be coloured. 

Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Garden Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have stamped the large line image from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set on the right in Mossy Meadow ink. The imagery in this set is really fine. I added a piece of the Bumblebee designer paper at the bottom and fussy cut the tiny Calypso Coral dragonfly, also from the same sheet of patterned paper as the large dragonfly.

Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Garden Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Dragonfly Garden
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Dandy Garden DSP
 Ink Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss
Accessories Twine (from my stash), Ladybug Trinkets
Tools    Stitched Rectangle Dies, Big Shot, Dragonflies Punch, Banner Triple Punch, Dimensionals

 

We would love to see your projects using this great sketch. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Sketch Challenge

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This week we have a Sketch Challenge based on the project above from page 159 of the Annual Catalogue.

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This is the project translated into a sketch to make it easier to identify the key design elements. 

Stampin' Up! Wishes & Wonder Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a white card base and added the Shaded Spruce design from the 'Tis the Season' Designer Paper Pack.  For the second panel, I've used another design from the same pack in Real Red and Cherry Cobbler and added a mat of white so it pops from the background. 

Stampin' Up! Wishes & Wonder Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I used the North Pole Wonder Dies to cut a tag from Seaside Spray card stock and lengthened it about 1cm. The inside of the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder was inked with Shaded Spruce and the tag placed right side down onto the ink before running it through my machine.  To define the trees a little more, I used my ink blending tools to add some Just Jade ink over the embossing. I also added some Seaside Spray ink around the edges at the top (I probably could have added a bit more I think).

The gorgeous reindeer was cropped from Brushed Copper and popped up on the startburst circle, which I had stamped multiple times with a greeting from the Cherish the Season stamp set.  A length of 1/4" gold ribbon from the Boho Indigo Medley and the starburst circle complete the elements from the sketch. The greetings from the Peace & Joy stamp set were stamped in Real Red ink, fussy cut  and popped up.

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For the inside, I have a Shaded Spruce mat for my writing panel and a strip of Real Red designer paper down at the base. I've stamped the little cluster of pine trees from the In The Pines stamp set at the bottom and the greeting from Joyful Holly in the centre.

Stampin' Up! Wishes & Wonder Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Peace & Joy, In The Pines, Joyful Holly, Cherish The Season
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Shaded Spruce, 'Tis The Season DSP, Brushed Metallics
 Ink Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Gray Granite
Accessories 1/4" Gold Pleated Ribbon
Tools    North Pole Wonder Dies, Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals

 

We would love to see your projects using this great sketch. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Halloween Project

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! 

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This week we are CASE-ing a Halloween project from the 2020 August-December Mini Catalogue. The majority of the Halloween projects are on pages 52-55, but there are a few others sprinkled throughout the catalogue.

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I selected the treat packaging project in the photo above as my inspiration, this week.  I hope you will be able to see the main designs elements translated into my card.

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Designer Paper - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a card-sized panel of Garden Green card stock and embossed the top and bottom with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder before adding the pine cone design from the Poinsettia Petals Designer Paper (currently on sale!). I've used the woodgrain design for the banner and tied the vanilla/gold metallic edge ribbon around the top, finishing in a bow. The panel was adhered to a Very Vanilla card base.

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Designer Paper - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have replaced the tag in the inspiration project with the largest of the stitched ovals in Soft Suede. The Poinsettia  flower and foliage was fussy cut from the designer paper and popped up on the oval, with a couple of extra pieces from the Sounds of the Season Dies.  The greeting from the Cherish the Season stamp set was  heat embossed in white on Garden Green and I trimmed the ends on an angle. I've used my bone folder to add some dimension to the greeting before adhering it. It isn't apparent in the photo, but I added some Wink of Stella to the Poinsettia flower for a little sparkle.

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Designer Paper - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Soft Suede mat for my writing panel and a strip of pine cone designer paper down the left side. I've stamped the lovely greeting from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set in Garden Green ink and fussy cut the pine cones from the designer paper to finish.

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Designer Paper - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Poinsettia Petals, Cherish The Season
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, Gold Foil, Poinsettia Petals DSP
 Ink Versamark, Garden Green
Accessories Vanilla/gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon
Tools    Sounds of the Season Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat gun, Wink of Stella

 

We would love to see your projects, CASE-ing a Halloween project. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Kit Project

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! 

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This week we are CASE-ing a project from a kit from either the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue or the 2020 August-December Mini Catalogue.

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This week, I've taken the opportunity to break open my Boho Indigo Product Medley from page 9 of the Annual Catalogue. I am a sucker for blue and white and I have a large collection of Wedgewood and Spode china to show for it. There is something about it that just draws my eye. Do you have colours that do that for you? My inspiration is the card in the photo above, which is a note card size and quite clean and simple. 

Stampin' Up! Boho Indigo Medley - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a Very Vanilla card base and added one of the darker designs from the paper pack that comes with the Boho Indigo  Product Medley. I chose a darker design so that my collection of vases would pop a little more. 

Stampin' Up! Boho Indigo Medley - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For my focus panel, I have dry embossed a piece of Very Vanilla with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and cropped it with a Stitched Rectangle Die, cutting a second time to extend it and give an even border on my C6 metric card. I adhered it to a Gold Foil mat and then layered up my decorative elements. The large basket was heat embossed in gold and the floral vase was stamped in Night of Navy and the small vase was cropped from a scrap of Misty Moonlight that had been dry embossed with the Tasteful Texture 3D Embossing Folder.  The blue flower was fussy cut from the reverse side of the designer paper I used for the background and the gold foil foliage is from the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. I finished with the flagged banner with the greeting from Fancy Phrases stamped in Garden Green ink.

 

Project Details
Stamps Boho Indigo, Fancy Phrases
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Misty Moonlight, Gold Foil, Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper
 Ink Garden Green, Night of Navy
Accessories  
Tools    Boho Indigo Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Gold EP, Heat gun

 

We would love to see your projects, CASE-ing a kit project. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Adding a Holiday Twist

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! After a health hiccup and a few days in hospital, I'm happy to be back this week.

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This week we are CASE-ing a sample from the Annual Catalogue and giving it a Mini Catalogue twist.

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I chose the project in the photo above using the Many Medallions Dies, as I've had this bundle for a while, but haven't used the dies. 

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle & Many Medallions Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a Thick Whisper White card base and added another panel of  Whisper White that had been dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. I decided to use only 3 columns from the panel I die cut from Gold Foil, using the large die from Many Medallions, adhering it to the right.

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle & Many Medallions Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I added a stitched circle of Vellum, slightly overlapping the edge on the left. I  popped it in an envelope to check that it would still fit, before I added any more layers. Next up I die cut the layers of the Poinsettia from the beautiful Red Velvet paper. The Poinsettia Dies are really fabulous and the Red Velvet paper takes the finished Poinsettia up a notch. You can see that the veins are embossed into the petals and I have covered the white edge by sponging a little Cherry Cobbler ink around the edge, which also adds depth. I hope you can get a sense of the beautiful texture that the Red Velvet paper gives.

I placed my thumb on the centre vein and gently and carefully folded the edges of each petal upward to add more dimension before assembling the layers. I finished with one of the lovely Beaded Pearl embellishments, which I changed from silver to gold with an alcohol marker. The lovely greeting from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set was stamped in Early Espresso ink and cropped with the smallest of the octagonal stitched dies from the Hippo & Friends Dies.

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I thought I would share my tip for making the die cutting and embossing of the Poinsettia petals and leaves super quick and easy. I placed each die with the cutting edge down and popped the corresponding embossed veins piece into the die and used sticky paper to hold them in position. This allows you to cut and emboss each set of petals and the leaves in one step and they will all fit on the cutting plate for one pass through your machine.

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle & Many Medallions Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a Garden Green mat for the writing panel and at the base I have used a border die from the Many Medallions Dies cut from Gold Foil. In the centre, I have created a small Poinsettia flower using the smallest of the Poinsettia Dies, cutting 2 and offsetting them. I cut another in Garden Green and used it for the leaves, by cutting it apart, so it all remains in proportion. For the centre, I used the tiny circles created by die cutting the centre that can be used for the large flower. 

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle & Many Medallions Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Poinsettia Petals
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Garden Green, Red Velvet, Vellum, Gold Foil
 Ink Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Accessories Beaded Pearls
Tools    Many Medallions Dies, Poinsettia Dies, Hippo & Friends Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow, Sponge daubers

 

We would love to see your projects, giving a project from the Annual Catalogue a Mini Catalogue twist. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Annual Catalogue Die Bundles

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! 

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This week we are CASE-ing projects from the Die Bundles on pages 173-179 of the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue

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My project this week is inspired by the catalogue sample above from page 176.  I've had my eye on this sample since the catalogue was released; it is just so cute!

Stampin' Up! Hippo Happiness Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

It was the 3 sets of nesting dies in different shapes in the Hippo & Friends Dies that first caught my eye, but then the bundled discount meant that the stamp set was only $21.50, so I decided to buy the bundle. I think the sweet hippo and lamb are perfect for baby cards, so that is what I've created. 

Stampin' Up! Hippo Happiness Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've stayed close to the layout, as that is what attracted me to the card, changing up the colour to Blushing Bride. I adhered the circle design paper to a panel of Whisper White leaving a small border on each side, which I think adds a little pop. I had a panel of Thick Whisper White that had been dry embossed with the lovely Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder,  so I die cut the largest of the semi-square label dies from the Hippo & Friends Dies and adhered it to the panel. I wrapped some retired Blushing Bride Baker's Twine around the panel, finishing in a bow on the side and then popped it up on the Blushing Bride card base.

Stampin' Up! Hippo Happiness Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
The next size of label die was cut from Blushing Bride card stock and popped up over the white label. The sweet hippo was stamped in Smoky Slate ink; the body stamped off and then full strength stamped over the top. He is popped up on the squiggly 'grass' cut from Pear Pizzazz card stock. The balloons are stamped in So Saffron, Coastal Cabana and Blushing Bride ink and popped up at different heights. I pushed the ink down into the pads with the back of the spoon to give a more pastel tone to the colours. Finally, the greeting from the retired Made with Love stamp set was stamped in Basic Gray  ink on So Saffron card stock and popped up at the bottom of the grass. It looks more like Daffodil Delight in the photo, though.

Stampin' Up! Hippo Happiness Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a strip of the circle design paper down each side, with the writing panel in between. I stamped another greeting from the retired Made With Love stamp set in the middle and added a couple of rows of the squiggles at the base with a cute lamb that was stamped in Gray Granite ink.

Stampin' Up! Hippo Happiness Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Hippo Happiness, Made With Love (retired)
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Subtles Designer Paper
 Ink Smoky Slate, So Saffron, Coastal Cabana, Blushing Bride, Gray Granite, Basic Gray
Accessories Rhinestones, Blushing Bride Baker's Twine (retired)
Tools    Hippo & Friends Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow

 

We would love to see your projects, inspired by the Die Bundles on pages 173-179 of the Annual Catalogue. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Trimming The Town Colours

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This week we are CASE-ing the colours from the Trimming The Town Suite.

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These aren't a set of colours I would have put together, but they do work well together. 

Stampin' Up! Joyful Holly - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This week, I have a clean and simple card using the challenge colours. This isn't the stamp set I was intending to use, but hey, when you get lemons you have to make lemonade, lol. There was a little mix-up and the wrong sheet of stamps came in the stamp set I was intending to use. However, I now have an extra stamp set in Joyful Holly and the replacement will hopefully arrive tomorrow.

So for my card, I have stamped the curved holly image twice on my panel of Whisper White with Early Espresso ink, using the Stamparatus to quickly and easily achieve the mirror image. This is a 2-step stamp set, so there are stamps to 'fill-in' the colour very quickly, but I wanted to have a little more control of the result.  I've used the Old Olive Stampin' Blends to colour the holly and Dark Poppy Parade for the berries and I added a few highlights with a White Gel Pen.  To add texture, I've dry embossed the panel with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder before mounting it on the Pool Party mat. 

Stampin' Up! Joyful Holly - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I rummaged in my scrap bag and found a strip of Misty Moonlight aleady embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder to go across the centre. The stitched label from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies was cut from Pool Party card stock and popped up over the top of the strip before winding some of the Gold Trim from the Forever Greenery Combo Pack around the panel and finishing with a bow.  The lovely greeting from the Joyful Holly stamp set was stamped in Misty Moonlight ink and cropped with the decorative circle from the Tasteful Labels Dies and popped up on the label. I finished with a trio of Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels under the greeting.

Stampin' Up! Joyful Holly - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Pool Party mat for the writing panel and a strip of my favourite Misty Moonlight design from the Flowers For Every Season paper pack. I've partially stamped the other holly image from Joyful Holly in the top corner and coloured with Stampin' Blends.

Stampin' Up! Joyful Holly - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
You can see the texture from the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder more clearly in this photo.

 

Project Details
Stamps Joyful Holly
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Misty Moonlight, Pool Party, Flowers For Every Season DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Misty Moonlight
Accessories Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Gold Trim
Tools    Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Tasteful Label Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Tasteful Textile 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Old Olive, Poppy Parade), White Gel Pen

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Mini Bundle

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! 

If you've come from visiting Lauren's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are CASE-ing our favourite bundle from the 2020 August-December Mini Catalogue. I have quite a few favourites, so I thought I would try out one that I haven't used yet.

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My project this week is inspired by the catalogue sample above from page 36, using the Snowflake Wishes Bundle. Although we have Christmas in the summer season in Australia, Santa does come from the North Pole where it is snowy! If that doesn't work for you, then I think of snowflakes as Christmas stars. Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Wishes Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

There is so much sparkle going on, it was really difficult to photograph under lights, with the reflection from the Window Sheet. It has been a cold, wet and miserable weekend in Melbourne, so outdoor photography was not an option. 

I didn't start out with the intention of making a Shaker Card, but that is where I ended up. I started with a Thick Whisper White card base and I've added a layer of the beautiful Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper that is part of the Snowflake Splendor Suite. I dry embossed a piece of Thick Whisper White with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and then cropped it with the stitched label that has the snowflake cut outs in the corners. You definitely want to dry emboss first as the cut-out snowflakes are quite delicate.  

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Wishes Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the shaker element I used 2 layers of Window Sheet, so the Balmy Blue Glimmer paper could be seen.  I don't have the Snowflake Sequins, so I used the Whale Of A Time Sequins, picking out the shells and just leaving the others. I think they work really well, as it adds a little more colour without straying too far. I've stamped the greeting from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set and fussy cut it, separating it into 2 pieces which gave me a bit more flexibility in the placement of the large snowflake. 

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Wishes Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've used a combination of snowflake die cuts, two of them stamped and the others cut directly from Silver Foil and Balmy Blue Glimmer and layered them together. There are quite a few to choose from, to get different looks.  I added one of the pretty dark Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems in the centre. I placed a small Silver Foil snowflake over the die cut in the bottom corner to finish. The centres match perfectly and automatically off-set; the designers think of all these small details. 

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Wishes Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have kept the inside really simple, with a Night of Navy mat for the writing panel. In the corner, I've stamped the small cluster of snowflakes in Balmy Blue ink and then added the Silver Foil die cut over the top of the small star in the centre, so you can see it peeking through. 

 

Project Details
Stamps Snowflake Wishes
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Night of Navy, Balmy Blue Glimmer, Silver Foil, Window Sheet
 Ink Night of Navy, Balmy Blue
Accessories Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems, Whale Of A Time Sequins
Tools    So Many Snowflakes Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow, Adhesive Foam Strips

 

We would love to see your projects, inspired by your favourite bundle from the August-December Mini Catalogue. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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